Suncor has a number of management systems, policies and principles that guide our efforts to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Among those is a GHG management program, which describes our corporate standard for tracking, measuring and reporting GHG emissions. It is consistent with the ISO 140001 continuous improvement framework and incorporates principles and protocols from the Global Reporting Initiative and World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Responsibility for GHG management is shared across Suncor:
- The Environment, Health & Safety Committee of Suncor's Board of Directors
- Chief operating officer
- Vice president, sustainable development
- Vice president, renewable energy and business development
- GHG methodology task team
- GHG strategy team
GHG management program
Suncor designed and developed a GHG management program in 2002 to improve our ability to identify, track and achieve GHG emission reductions.
The GHG management program describes our corporate standard for tracking, measuring and reporting GHG emissions and incorporates the World Business Council for Sustainable Development/World Resources Institute (WBCSD/WRI) GHG Protocol. It is based on the principles of relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency and accuracy, and performance indicators outlined by the Global Reporting Initiative, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the American Petroleum Institute.
Reporting and verification
Suncor's internal audit departments regularly examine the effectiveness of our internal controls and management systems, including those related to employee and stakeholder relations, health and safety, and the environment. GHG reporting, data and collection systems are verified every two years by a third party auditor and reported in Suncor's Report on Sustainability.